Tuesday, 04 January 2022 15:26

Classic Collision Acquires Medford, OR, Auto Body Shop

Written by Kevin Opsahl, Mail Tribune
Atlanta-based Classic Collision has acquired New Stage Collision. Atlanta-based Classic Collision has acquired New Stage Collision. Jamie Lusch/Mail Tribune


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For 17 years, David Husel gave “blood, sweat and tears” to his family business, New Stage Collision in Medford, OR.

But earlier this year, he realized “life is short” and began to think about other things he wants to do.


“I’ve really given this company my everything,” Husel said.


On Jan. 3, it was announced Atlanta-based Classic Collision had acquired New Stage Collision. The company, founded in 1983, operates 173 repair centers up and down the West Coast and the East Coast---and now the facility at 573 Rossanley Drive will be plus-one.


Toan Nguyen, CEO of Classic Collision, said in a prepared statement the Medford-based business, owned by the Husels for 49 years, having “nationally recognized certifications” and the “highest quality repairs” made them “our No. 1 choice to align with.”


Classic Collision’s Oregon locations include Central Point, Eugene and the greater Portland area.


Asked Jan. 3 about why he chose to sell his company, Husel said timing was a factor.


“The time to sell a business is when it's operating at its absolute best,” Husel said. “I feel like that time is now.”


When Classic Collision made him an offer, “it was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up,” Husel said, noting he spent the better part of 2021 making it happen.


New Stage Collision has 25 employees and, according to Husel, Classic Collision has offered all of them a job.


“I’m confident they will stay on,” Husel said.


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